Journal article

GRACE and AMSR-E-based estimates of winter season solid precipitation accumulation in the Arctic drainage region

Ki-Weon Seo, Dongryeol Ryu, Baek-Min Kim, Duane E Waliser, Baijun Tian, Jooyoung Eom

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES | AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION | Published : 2010

Abstract

Solid precipitation plays a major role in controlling the winter hydrological cycle and spring discharge in the Arctic region. However, it has not been well documented due to sharply decreasing numbers of precipitation gauges, gauge measurement biases, as well as limitations of conventional satellite methods in high latitudes. In this study, we document the winter season solid precipitation accumulation in the Arctic region using the latest new satellite measurements from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) and the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-Earth Observing System (AMSR-E). GRACE measures the winter total water (mainly from snow water equivalent (SWE)) storage cha..

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Awarded by Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI)


Funding Acknowledgements

This work is supported by Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) projects (PE10020, PG09010, and PP10120). Part of this research was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena California, under a contract with NASA.